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Bloggy Friends, Please Tell Me It's Not So Bad!

I have to go in for a tetanus shot. I have a huge scratch on my arm that was full of dirt and it bled and I absolutely have to go. Well, really I should go in, just to be on the safe side. I've been putting it off since Monday, hoping there would be no need for it, but now I've been having weird, random headaches. I'm not a headachey person and I read that it's an early sign of tetanus (you know, when I was trying to get Dr. Google to assure me that I did not need a tetanus shot. He didn't. Bastard!) Realistically, my headaches are probably from being so worried about either having tetanus or getting a shot.

I should get the shot just for the peace of mind. It's been about 15 years since my last one. I'm such a wimp though! Seriously, I may very well pass out on the office floor when they pull out the needle. Sexy Nerd says he'll come in and hold my hand (but only after I insisted that he do! Bastard!) He also is going to take me to McDonalds for an ice cream afterward, which I also insisted on.

Ugh. I'm going to do it. I'm going to go in. I'll put on my brave face and just get it over and done with. Really though, I will be thinking scared thoughts the entire time.


Oh, I am such a WIMP! I know a shot is nothing compared to having tetanus, but I really, really don't want to do it! Yes, I work in a dental office and tell people every day that shots are no big deal, but I'm talking about tiny, easy shots in your mouth. Why can't they do the tetanus shot through my gum? That would be so much easier! At work, we also have a special code that we write on the charts of people like me. DQ. Drama Queen. I don't want to be a DQ, but it's just so darn scary!

Okay, I'm going to go. Maybe I'll wait one more day and see if the headaches go away. Oh, I really, really don't want a tetanus shot! No, no, no, no, no!!!

Comments

  1. Oh get the shot! It'll just be a little pinch. It really won't hurt much while you're getting it. Your arm will probably be a bit achy for a day or two afterwards, but it's worth it for the piece of mind. Enjoy the ice cream! I LOVE McDonald's dipped cones. Yum!

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  2. Just look the other way, go to your happy place. And watch the cut make sure it is staying clean and healing nice.

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  3. You need to have some kids. Because then you get used to downplaying all the things you're really scared of, like needles and waterslides, and then while your kids are watching you you actually have to do these things and not look scared. And then suddenly they're a little less scary. A little. But still way less bad than tetanus. I mean, tetanus! Locked jaws admit no chocolate. Get the shot, woman!

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  4. Oh it will be so quick and painless you won't even know it! GO!!

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  5. OH yeah, you will be fine. Every time I think I have some crazy disease and google the symptoms, I swear my body imitates them just to freak me out!

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  6. My hubby handles snakes frequently but hates shots. The last time he got bit by a venomous snake I made him get a shot. He whimpered and whined. It was hilarious.

    Put your big girl panties on and get the shot!

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  7. Lamb...JP here...:) Listen luv muffin, go get the shot & yes, it will pinch. After you gotten it, simply move your arm..you know lift it up over your head, flex your bicep, bend at the elbow, make like you're gonna punch someone...if you move it around, it won't be achy!!!

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  8. Get the shot, it'll be over before you think twice...errr 20th time about it!

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  9. Um, tetanus shot through your gum doesn't sound much better. In fact, it sounds more painful. But I can commiserate...I'm a wimp when it comes to shots (hence, I kicked the nurse who attempted to give me one when I first moved to the U.S. ... I wasn't very hospitable...). G'luck, my friend, and stay healthy! -Jedica

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  10. Better safe than sorry! Shots have never bothered me much, I just have to watch the needle go in (it's a control thing, I think, haha).

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  11. Think of it this way, it is WAY less painful then getting a bikini wax....

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  12. I *hate* the shots they give at the dentist. Well, is it a shot? Whatever, I just hate the needle they use to make my mouth numb. I'd rather have a real shot any day. As long as I can close my eyes.

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